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3560723
356, Lot: 723. Estimate $250.
Sold for $380. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ROMAN. Provincial-Imperial. Lot of sixteen (16) coins altered in antiquity. Includes: THRACE, Byzantion. Caracalla. Æ 30mm. Decorated with numerous shallow drill holes // PISIDIA, Antiochia. Elagabalus. Æ 20mm. Section of flan cut out as possible damnatio memoriae // CAPPADOCIA. Trajan. Æ 13mm. Holed twice for mounting // ROMAN REPUBLICAN. Æ As. Decorated with numerous drill holes // NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS. Æ Sestertius. Clipped, leaving the portrait centered within a diamond shape // GAIUS (Caligula). Æ As. Holed three times for mounting // As last, but holed once // NERVA. Æ Sestertius. Edges hammered to produce contorniate // TRAJAN. Æ Dupondius. Edges manipulated to produce medalion for mounting on leather belt or baldrick // As last, but clipped, leaving the portrait centered within a diamond shape // As last. Æ As. Clipped with evidence of possibly having been used in vise // HADRIAN. Æ Sestertius. Edges hammered to produce contorniate // As last, but decorated with numerous shallow drill holes // ANTONINUS PIUS. Æ Sestertius. Edge on each side engraved with counter-clockwise-graded serrated pattern // As last, but with large central hole cut out // DIVA FAUSTINA SENIOR. Æ Sestertius. Edges flattened by hammering and section at top of coin broken out, possibly for placing in special mount. Coins average Fair to Fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. Sixteen (16) coins in lot.